Declan Burke

    Leisure Club Manager

    I manage The Ardilaun Leisure Club with the help of a wonderful team of sales and leisure instructors.

    I am a fitness enthusiast who has spent over 20 years involved with leisure clubs and promoting health and fitness in the sporting sector. I have gained vast amounts of experience in membership control and fitness trends and I enjoy being on the ground floor observing, meeting and greeting the members and guests of the club.

    At the Ardilaun we believe in creating a homely facility that incorporates great rapport between staff and customers and delivering this brand on a consistent basis.

    I hope to see you soon in the club looking after your Health and Fitness as we all know Your Health Is Your Wealth.

    Barbara Cashen

    Leisure Club Sales & Accounts Manager / Hotel Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager

    I have been part of The Ardilaun team since 2008 and oversee the sales, accounts, marketing, photography and social media of the club. I am also the Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager for the hotel.

    The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting the customers and insuring they have a happy experience here at the leisure club.

    On January 01st 2021, after selling fitness for so many years but not being very active myself - I decided to get on board and do something for me and I am absolutely loving my fitness journey, I have walked every day since (at least 10k a day 🙂

    The biggest motivation for me is seeing people realizing their potential. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great and we have a wonderful team of fitness instructors here to help you on your way!

    For membership queries send me an email at [email protected]

    Emmet Grehan

    Assistant Manager / Class Instructor / Lifeguard / Personal Trainer

    Strength & Conditioning Coach - I'm very passionate about health and fitness so it is amazing that I work in an environment where I get to share my knowledge and support and encourage others in health and fitness. As well as personal training I teach a variety of fitness classes including circuits, spinning, kettlebells and our very popular Galway HIIT classes. I'm currently doing a degree in strength and conditioning with Setanta College.

    When I’m not on shift you might see me around the gym lifting weights or on a pitch playing rugby!

    Remember fitness is a journey, it doesn’t happen overnight and if you need someone in your corner to encourage, motivate and help you along the way, I’m here for you.

    Quote of the Day! I'm busy doing busy stuff 🙂

    Viktoria Szalmasne-Karako

    Leisure Club Supervisor / Lifeguard

    I have been working here at the club since 2015, having started off as a cleaner I progressed to where I am now – leisure club supervisor! I really enjoy my job and love the variation of my role, I also recently started teaching circuits evert Tuesday at 10.30am, come along to one of my classes!

    When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and love working out.

    Always happy to say hello and have a chat with members, so please say hi.

    Tara Walsh

    Swim Teacher / Lifeguard / Class Instructor

    I am a very calm yet enthusiastic individual, I really enjoy working in the gym environment and meeting members. I also enjoy taking group classes like Spin, Circuits and Aqua Aerobics and I teach kids swim lessons.

    Outside of The Ardilaun, I am an SNA teacher and CrossFit trainer.

    I look forward to seeing you in the club.

    Daniel Nolan

    Leisure Club Attendant / Lifeguard

    Hi I’m Daniel, I'm a student here in Galway and work at The Ardilaun part time as a leisure attendant and pool lifeguard.

    I enjoy all things Health and Fitness, you might see me in the gym the odd time.

    Look forward to seeing you all in the club.

    Jessica Patten

    Swim Teacher / Lifeguard

    I am working part time while continuing my studies in NUIG. I joined the club as a lifeguard and have expanded my interest for swimming by becoming a swimming teacher. I have now taken on the role of teaching both private and group swimming lessons.

    On my spare time I enjoy running and playing camogie.

    Niamh Carey

    Leisure Club Attendant / Pool Lifeguard

    Hi everyone, I'm a student studying in Limerick and work part time here at The Ardilaun. It's such a friendly place to work and I enjoy meeting everyone.

    Be sure to say hi!

    Sara Maia Martins

    Leisure Club Attendant / Pool Lifeguard

    Hi, I'm currently studying in Galway and work part time here at The Ardilaun, I'm one of the newest team members and I'm really enjoying meeting all the friendly members.

    Jasmine Gavin

    Leisure Club Attendant / Pool Lifeguard

    Hi, I'm Jasmine and I'm currently doing the Leaving Cert. I've only recently joined the team but I'm really enjoying it.

    I'm looking forward to meeting you all over the next few weeks.

    Holly Connors

    Leisure Club Attendant

    Hi, I'm Holly and I'm a part time leisure club attendant here in the club.

    Looking forward to seeing you in the club

    Lile Connors

    Leisure Club Attendant

    Hi, I'm Lile, I'm currently still in school and work part time as a leisure attendant.

    Make sure to say hi!

    Sean O’Connor

    Leisure Club Attendant / Pool Lifeguard

    Hi I'm Sean and I started here at The Ardilaun a few months ago. I'm really enjoying it.

    You will mainly see me at the weekends as I am in school during the week.


    Leisure Club Attendant

    Hi, I'm Leila and I'm adorable 🙂

    I love attention and I like to be petted (but not too much), I've tried visiting other clubs but there is no where more paw-some than The Ardilaun.

    Purr-haps I will see you around the club. (only outdoors of course) p.s I like treats (dreamies or whiskas are my favs)